Video: The Miami-Dade Wild Card

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In Miami, non-Cuban Latino voters are more concerned with health care than with the Castros, and this year they are beginning to surpass the Cubans in vote registration. Unlike the Cubans, they tend to vote Democratic—when they vote.

John McCain is paying attention: Colombians are the second largest Latino group in Miami-Dade County. During the final presidential debate, he advertised his support for the Colombian Free Trade Agreement, which most Colombians support and Obama opposes. Still, most of these new immigrants seem more concerned with domestic issues than with their homelands. Could new Nicaraguan, Colombian, and Cuban citizens swing Florida this November? Watch the video above. Then click here for the full story of Miami’s Hispanic swing vote.

Video by Elizabeth Méndez Berry and Don Duncan.

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